“Making Psychology Accessible to Everyone”

Welcoming the New Year! Do you have any goals this year? – Creating Change

As each new year rolls around, many of us look to set new year resolutions, but are these achievable goals that are really going to make your life healthier? Now is the time to really think about what you want out of 2018. Many choose to set goals for their physical health – losing more weight, joining ...

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Family Relationship Stress Tips for the Holidays

It’s a bit of myth that all families are happy. A family can be a place of love, support and encouragement, but on the other hand they can also be a source of judgement, frustration, criticism and irritation. Growing up in our families we play certain roles, and these roles become consistent overtime. For ...

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Family Challenges at Christmas Time

For many people, Christmas time is a happy time of year with the opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. However, for a lot of people, Christmas can bring about other less pleasant emotions such as anger, low mood or loneliness. Family challenges arise. Bringing family together can open up old ...

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Eliminate your Financial Stress this Christmas

Christmas Time is not the time to have financial stress.  The Christmas season is a time for celebration and enjoyment. Unfortunately, it can also become a time of financial stress and anxiety. Financial stress is widespread and growing, and is a leading cause of stress in Australians. During the festive season we can ...

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Emergency Service Workers of the Hills District and their families – the effects of repetitive trauma and stress

Breaking down the impact repetitive exposure to trauma has on Emergency Service Workers and their families.  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) describes the severe and persistent stress response after exposure to a traumatic event. At least 8,000 police, fire and ambulance officers are believed to be living with PTSD in Australia. For this ...

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The Challenge for Men to Seek Out Help

Why is it so difficult for men to ask for help when it comes to their health? It’s known as the quiet crisis. Men not asking for help when needed, or talking to someone when they could really benefit from advice or a different perspective. Did you know that only 12% ...

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Psychologists Explain the Benefits of Baking for Other People

Did you know that activites such as baking, can help to reduce stress? People who bake use any excuse to heat up their ovens. They bake a cake to crown someone’s birthday, labor over cookies to celebrate a holiday, and whip up brownies because everyone loves chocolate. But it turns out that ...

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Male and female experiencing relationship difficulties

Navigating Conflict: Tips for couples

Conflict. It's part of our lives, and it’s only natural that as spouses develop intimacy and interdependence they become more vulnerable to each other. As this vulnerability increases, conflict in the relationship becomes inevitable.  We often perceive conflict as something negative; however research shows that not all conflict is bad. In ...

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